Game studio looks to Kickstarter to fund WWII strategy game for iPad

Shenandoah Studio is a new game company founded by industry veterans which hopes to develop a game for the iPad that should be of particular appeal to strategy game fans. They’ve turned to Kickstarter to fund the project and they’re already more than a quarter of the way there.

Battle of the Bulge for iPad is a turn-based game that harkens to classic strategy board games from Avalon Hill and other companies. You assume the role of either Allied or Axis forces, playing by yourself or with another person, either in face-to-face play using one or two iPads or over the Internet. You’ll also be able to play multiple games against different opponents simultaneously.

While artwork is described as nearly final, Shenandoah founder Eric Lee Smith says that much needs to be done, including more development, sound effects and more. The Kickstarter page is rife with graphics showing details of gameplay and a short video from Smith introducing you to the company and the concept behind it, and what makes Battle of the Bulge so special on the iPad.

So if you’re a grognard or a fan of strategy games in general, please visit the Kickstarter page and check it out.

  • busdriver7

    Eric Lee Smith’s Panzer Command was one of my favorite games. Most if not all computer turn-based games have been lacking. I can’t wait for this to come out.

    • Eric Lee Smith


      Eric Lee Smith here, from Shenandoah Studio, and what a pleasant surprise to be picked up by The Loop – I’m a fan!



      PS. busdriver – thanks for the kind words too!

      • Peter Cohen

        Thanks for stopping by, Eric. David Dunham and I have known each other quite some time – congratulations to be working with him! He dropped me a line to let me know about the game and his involvement, and I wanted to make sure to get the word out to our readers.

  • J-Sizzle

    I’m a big fan of this genre, and the market for asynchronous games could be huge.